[Yum] Yum cron defaults

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Mon Jan 5 05:36:48 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-01-05 at 00:36, Josko Plazonic wrote:
> seth vidal wrote:
> > you can modify it - yum.cron is tagged as a config file.
> Of course I can change it but I think for self administered machines 
> that use central repositories it makes sense to get some kind of output 
> by default.  Don't most people want to be notified when something like 
> software upgrade happens with their machine?  Wouldn't you (and for the 
> purpose of the exercise assume you don't have a local yum repository 
> that you control and do testing on but rely on repositories from other 
> people)? 
> >but keep in mind if you're running yum on > 5 machines - you really
> >don't want ANY output unless it's an error.
> >
> >I'm running yum on 240 machines in my department. if I got a mail from
> >each on success. Argh.
> >  
> >
> I have over 100 machines doing updates with autoupdate (not yum but same 
> principles apply) from local dir and I do want emails from them when 
> changes occur.  Even if I was not (quickly!) glancing at them to make 
> sure everything looks good - disk space is cheap and procmail is your 
> friend.  Not only do you make sure you didn't make some silly error but 
> also slightly different update output sticks out (in mutt) among other 
> reports and that can be useful. 
> Hm, that makes me think - it should be doable to add a few lines to yum 
> to get it to syslog it's basic actions.  Add to that a module for epylog 
> that summarizes such output and you have a way to quickly see how many 
> machines did a particular update... 

read /var/log/yum.log

it's not syslog - but similar format


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